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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Mrs. B Anitha

Keywords : Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, phenotypes, hyper mobility, obstetrics

Citation Information : Anitha MB. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. 2017; 10 (2):50-51.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-10-2-50

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a group of connective tissue disorders which are divided into various distinguishable phenotypes which is characterised by a collagen synthesis defect. The group of related conditions share a common decrease in the tensile strength and integrity of the skin, joints, and other connective tissues. The type of EDS determines the potential obstetric and medical complications. Major diagnostic criteria include joint hypermobility, skin involvement (Smooth and velvety), and absence of fragility or other significant skin or soft tissue abnormalities. There is a continuing need to expand awareness regarding optimal management for EDS hypermobility type relating to manage inherited disorder and prevent complications.


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